If just a few weeks ago I blogged about how much we're considering a family backyard for a reception, this time everything's changed. But we're still not spending huge amounts of money for a good venue--we're still trying to scrimp with all our might with this one.
I'm talking about this secret neighborhood in Tagaytay which I doubt if anyone has ever heard of. I was browsing on sulit.com to find an affordable vacation house for rent when I saw Woodsborough Log Cabins.
It's an exclusive subdivision where all the houses are designed to look like log cabins. These houses are for rent, and are definitely cheaper compared to hotels that will cost you an average of Php5,000 per night for 2 people.
I initially considered this as my preparation venue and as an accommodation for my relatives. They also have a function hall called The Lincoln Place but we found it too small to accommodate 150 people. But in addition to the dining hall, the place has a little pool area, a small terrace, a front courtyard, and a conference hall so if we book the whole place, a 200-guest event would be possible. Only, there won't be a large confined place where all the guests would just sit and watch the program. Guests would probably be roaming here and there so there needs to be some activity going on in every area. But I guess we won't have a problem with that since we won't be having a full production number. It's only going to be a relaxed luncheon so it's fine if everyone's moving around.
Another option was the vacant lots located across the cabins. Ms. Jenny and her husband, being members of the homeowners association, offered us to use the huge vacant lot across their home for FREE. Well of course we obliged! The vacant lots need a bit of manicuring but we're sure it's going to turn out just how we imagined it. But it still remains an option since they didn't clear if the properties are theirs. Using a place that's not really designed to hold such an event can get us into trouble.
Right now I'm just super excited to plan our rustic-inspired vintage backyard wedding! We're still having thoughts why we can't say we're 100% about this place, but we can definitely consider this for the mere fact that this is going to be more convenient and practical for us and all our guests. In case we agree to take this one, we'll checkout the place again to finalize all the details.
Woodsborough Log Homes Tagaytay